Travel from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

By bus the 124 km journey from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham is scheduled to take from 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 15 minutes.

Bus Times from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham


There are currently 11 direct bus services a day from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham available to book online.

Phnom PenhKampong ChamServiceTicketCompany
07:0009:30Minivan 9 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
07:1510:30Minivan 9 seats$ 7Virak Buntham Express
07:3010:30Minivan 9 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
08:0011:00Minivan 7 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
12:0015:00Minivan 7 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
14:0017:00Minivan 9 seats$ 7Virak Buntham Express
14:4517:15Minivan 9 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
15:3018:30Minivan 7 seats$ 8Virak Buntham Express
20:3022:00Sleeper Bus$ 8Virak Buntham Express
21:1523:30Sleeper Bus$ 8Virak Buntham Express
23:0001:30Sleeper Bus$ 7Virak Buntham Express

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Phnom Penh Bus Stop


  • Virak Buntham Express bus services from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham depart from Street 47 in Phnom Penh city centre.

Google Map of Virak Buntham Express Phnom Penh Bus Stop

Kampong Cham Bus Stop


  • Virak Buntham Express bus services from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham terminate at the Kampong Virak Buntham Express Office.

Google Map of Kampong Virak Buntham Express Office

About Kampong Cham


Kampong Cham is charming city of just over 40,000 permanent residents that sits lazily on the banks of the Mekong River, to the north east of Phnom Penh. Not too many tourists visit Kampong Cham, but those who do are richly rewarded with an experience of a friendly relaxed town with some interesting places to visit, similar to other lesser visited destinations in Cambodia such as Battambang. Kampong Cham is easy to get to from Phnom Penh and has a good range of facilities such as hotels and restaurants. The town centre also has it share of French colonial period architecture, much of it left to decay since the French left. The town has had some recent investment from Central Government, but has still some urban development problems, like poorly organised garbage collection, which detract from the city’s appeal.

Phnom Srei near Kampong Cham
Phnom Srei near Kampong Cham

Amongst the main attractions in Kampong Cham are:

  • Nokor Wat: 11th Century Angkor era temple complex close to the town centre. The old buildings are ‘complimented’ by some newer structures, which some commentators have suggested stopped the site from being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
  • Koh Paen: An island in the Mekong River accessible by a bamboo bridge or a less chaming concrete bridge. Hiring a push bike or a motrobike will enhance your enjoyment of a visit to this rural island.
  • French Lighthouse: A look out tower built by the French colonialists which you climb up. At one time a fire used to be lit at the top of the tower if bandits were spotted to alert the town’s Governor.
  • Phnom Hanchey: Hill top temple located 21 km to the north of Kampong Cham city centre on the banks of the Mekong River with good views.
  • Pros and Srei Mountains: Two hill top temples located close to each about 9 km to the north west of Kampong Cham city centre.

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